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Philately will get you nowhere

Aussie Dale Smith and OJ PittmanSpare a thought for the Australia Post philatelic division. Having bitten the bullet in 2000 and deciding to issue a postage stamp featuring every Australian gold medallist at the Sydney Games, they have now stretched their policy to include the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Something's happening in Torino?

"It’s Athens 2004 time. I’ve found it really hard to get enthusiastic about these Olympics."
- Rick Eyre, commencing the first of 46 posts about the 2004 Olympics, 13.8.04

It's just wrong holding the Winter Olympics in the alternate even-numbered year. It's just not an Olympiad. Do the maths: 2006 divided by 4 equals 501.5. It just shouldn't be.

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